About Us

Staff are required to have 30 hours of training their first year, 20 hours per year thereafter and are encouraged to participate in the career ladder through Care About Childcare.

Wee Care staff requirements:

  • Required to be 18 or older
  • Must pass a background check
  • All are trained in CPR, First Aid, and have obtained a Food Handler’s Permit.

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At this time we are accepting enrollment applications from students.

UVU Employees please inquire by calling (801) 863-7266

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Meet our staff

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Todd Harper

Wee Care Director

Tharper@uvu.edu

801.863.7267
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Mary Ellen Larsen

Wee Care Manager

Larsenma@uvu.edu

801.863.7264
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Sommer Sprague

Wee Care Administrative Assistant

sommers@uvu.edu

801.863.7266
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Leslie Rivera

Wee Care Lead Instructor

LRivera@uvu.edu

801.863.7266

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Childcare hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Office hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wed: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Closed for lunch daily: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

History of the UVU Wee Care Center

Wee Care History

Providing quality child care on campus for the children of single parents attending UVSC was initially the dream of Turning Point Director Linda Johnson. Upon Linda’s retirement in 1998, Carol Verbeky, the newly appointed director, took up the banner for on-campus child care.

UVSC President Kerry Romesburg also recognized the plight of the single parent and how under served they were. In 1998, the president began the campaign by inviting groups of community members to his home and presenting the idea of an on-campus child-care facility.

The idea was received with enthusiasm, and soon a well-known and generous community member, Jackson B. Howard, stepped forward with a gift of $75,000 to start the Wee Care Center project rolling.

The property on 400 West was acquired by the College, and President Romesburg invited Director Verbecky to create a child-care center at that location. Additional federal funding was secured, and the Head Start program was invited to share the facilities in exchange for additional renovation costs.

In January of 200l, the UVSC Wee Care Center opened its doors to 30 UVSC children and 30 Head Start children. Two years later, Head Start moved to another location, and the Wee Care Center was able to expand into the much needed space. With careful and creative scheduling, approximately 120 children of UVSC student parents were provided with quality care each semester in the original facility.

By 2010, with enrollment exploding at the new Utah Valley University, President and Mrs. Holland recognized that the need for services provided by the Wee Care Center had significantly outpaced the current facility. President and Mrs. Holland began sharing the stories of the students with community members and hosting events with the hope of raising private funds for expansion.

The community responded with generous gifts, and on Sept. 27, 2013, the Wee Care Center - Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation officially opened its doors. Today the Wee Care Center provides a safe haven for the children of UVU student parents. While these parents are pursuing a better life through education, they know their children are being cared for in a warm, inviting and nurturing environment. And each day, every child who enters the Wee Care Center will learn, explore and thrive.